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. this was in west virginia. they clashed with militia and deadly results all across the country. in san francisco, a meeting was held in support of those striking workers. here it is. california working man's party was born in racism. because they found their success in the slogan, "the chinese must go." labor leader dennis kearney incited anti-chinese sentiment and hit on the workers anxieties saying, "we intend to try to vote the chinamen out, to frighten them out. if this won't do it, to kill him out. the heathen slaves must leave this coast." the unions had shown the racist bent before. one of the first union labels -- remember i said♪ look for the union label ♪ here is one of the first ones. this is for cigars. cigar was made by white men. this proclamation spelled it out. the labor, labor wanted the chinese out. they were successful. thanks to the efforts of the labor party, 1880, california banned the importation and use of chinese labor. congress did the same thing with the exclusion act of 1882. stopping all chinese immigration for ten years. it was renewed and modified so many times
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